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Getting Old

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Talking Online Satire With Joe Garden And The Ladies Of Reductress

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

HuffPost Comedy Editors Carol Hartsell and Katla McGlynn spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is "Too...

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

Aaaackk! I'm Older Than The President's Wife!

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Michelle Obama turned 50 recently. And while everyone was saying, 'Oh, isn't it great, Michelle Obama is 50!' I was looking in the mirror saying, 'I'm older than the president's wife?!?' For the first time in my personal history, the first lady is younger than I am. And that's not sitting very well with me.

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Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Please ignore the egregious error being perpetrated by that nasty little website, Facebook. The folks at Facebook decided to send around a message to all my friends this week claiming that I have turned 49.

On the Back Nine, Part Two: The Physical Body

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

We don't know how to be with this body as it is. It's written off as gross, old, icky because we only live with it in comparison to the way we looked in the past.

A Portrait of the Artist at 83

Chris Delyani | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

"Getting old is wonderful," my neighbor Robert Akeley told me with a smile, his blue eyes lighting up, when I asked him for the single most important message he'd like to pass on to Huffington Post readers.

Dare to Be 100: Guts and Smarts

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Fifty
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

In my experience, every single person who has mastered the great art of successful aging has had an inner grit. Not necessarily with any bravado or flourish, but with a steely determination to look loss straight in the face without blinking.

The Items I Find Impossible To Open

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

OK, you just bought a jar of kosher pickles and you're dying to put one on the burger you just barbecued. You should be able to just unscrew the lid easily, remove the juicy pickle from its briny bathwater and slap it on the meat. This used to be easy. Not anymore.

The Year I Got Old

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 03.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

When I read and see how the millennials conduct themselves, how they date, socialize and lead their lives, I have nothing in my own history to compare it to. That piece on "The End of Courtship" made me feel from another era.

6 Reasons Why Turning 56 Was Far Different Than 50

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few weeks ago I turned 56. To commemorate and celebrate, I ran 5.6 miles around Central Park. It felt good knowing I could run that distance and still be fit enough to join my husband and daughters at a birthday dinner downtown a few hours later. That's a sea change from when I turned 50.

Fear Of Aging: 'It's All About Attitude!'

Barbara Melton Perkins | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Melton Perkins

If you grow up with a negative attitude, are abusive to others, complain about everything, and are never thankful for the blessings in your life, then you probably are going to be a grumpy, mean 'ole cuss.

Taking Care of Someone With Alzheimer's Can Take its Toll

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

Growing up, I remember Auntie Honey harping constantly about almost everything. Her most bitter comments were about her mother -- my grandmother -- a slight, sweet, extremely religious woman who had lost her mind and didn't know where she had left it.

A Surprising Reason Getting Older Is Hard

Debbie Leon | Posted 10.29.2012 | Fifty
Debbie Leon

Among the indignities of getting older, the minute I turned 50 I started getting insulted by my mail.

WATCH: Arianna On Aging

Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living

"In a culture that values youth as much as ours does, time is public enemy number one," says Arianna Huffington. "Every new wrinkle or gray hair can s...

On Getting Old: You May Be Aging Gracefully, But Are You Aging Fearlessly? (VIDEO)

Terri Cole | Posted 10.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

It is totally possible to embrace the aging process and grow older fearlessly! But as with everything, the choice is yours. Choose fearlessness rather than denial, which does not produce the results you seek and keeps you constricted and stuck.

Does Getting Older Make You Meaner?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.25.2012 | Fifty

According to some social scientists, the older we get, the more our personal ethics matter. It probably has something to do with the desire most of us...

Why 85 Feels A Lot Like 50

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.28.2012 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

At other ages I was defined by what I did. Schoolboy, father, husband, stockbroker, writer. Now, if there was only one thing you could know about me -- just one -- I would choose that you know I'm 85.

Top 10 Myths Of Aging

Posted 06.22.2012 | Fifty

Senior moments, increasing isolation, an inability to grow and change -- these are just a few of the common stereotypes about what people can expect l...

Declining With Dignity

Mary Walker Baron | Posted 03.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Walker Baron

There's nothing quite like "placing" an elderly family member in a "facility" to conjure up feelings of guilt and shame and anger and, yes, failure. None of those feelings was communicated to us in any way by my father-in-law.

That Awful Moment

Tina Sloan | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

I followed the trajectory of his eyes, and there could be no doubt, he was staring at her, the way men used to stare at me. In fact, the whole coffee shop was enthralled with Beth. Nobody even glanced at me. I hated her.

The One Thing You Should Learn From Divorce

Amy Parmenter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Amy Parmenter

She got fat. She got old. She didn't give him any sex. She cheated. The one thing you should have learned from your divorce is: Don't judge.